Ambi Folio Letter
beautiful but not quite big enough
Arrived in a beautiful box, and indeed the folio is beautiful. I ordered red so I would be sure to find it easily in my office no matter where I put it. However, it became apparent that it was too small to contain the necessary file folder I keep with me, so I returned it the same day. Will keep looking for what will work for my purposes.
September 4, 2014
Love My New Folio
I did an extensive search for a nice, but not too expensive leather folio for business. I checked with the competition (Coach and Tumi specifically), and their products neither had the same desired design, or were priced in the range I was willing to pay. I'm so glad I came across the Ambi Folio. When I received it, I was even more glad that it was worth the price I paid. I felt I got an extremely high-quality product at a reasonable price. I especially love mine in purple! Thanks Levenger!
August 7, 2014
I love my pad holder. The color was beautiful, it is very easy to use and my name at the bottom just makes it even that more sophisticated and classy. I know I will be using this for years to come.
July 10, 2014
Only one problem: zipper
Bought this for carrying music to and from piano lesson once a week. Good quality leather, attractive, functional, but (as earlier reviews intimated) the zipper is coarse, cheap-looking, and occasionally difficult to operate. A few drops of oil on it helped, but if I were zipping this open/closed many times each day instead of just a few times each week, I'd find it annoying.
July 6, 2014
Good - but not quite Great
I like the portfolio. It's well constructed. its leather is soft, Its purple color is appealing - though not as dark as I'd prefer, and I'd like to see a blue option or two.
The reasons I say it's good, but not great, have to do with space and features:
1) The interior space is tight.
+ The sides of the largest pocket don't expand much, so I can't include extras as I have in other (less expensive) zipper folios - such as a small wallet, my cell phone, extra pens and such.
+ The interior zipper pocket has very little capacity - I'm not sure what you could put inside it other than paper.
+ The slide-in pockets have a very limited capacity - only a few pages fit into them, and they stick out so it's hard to zip the folio. For many days, this may be fine, but I can't expect the folio to accommodate my needs for multiple meetings without unloading it in between.
+ The business card holder is quite small and tight - holds only a very few business cards. You get the idea.
2) The location of the pen holders is pretty counterintuitive. I'm not sure why there's no pen loop in the middle or another offset vertical location near the pad. The two pen holders are at the top and bottom of the interior pocket. This probably seemed ingenious when it was being designed, but when you're in a meeting and actually using it, it's awkward to have to turn the folio to pull out the pen, which is in (surprise!) a tight space.
The reason I carry a zipper folio is so I can take things with me and not have to carry around extra bags and cases. While this is a good folio, it doesn't quite meet my needs for that. It is not even a tiny bit oversized, and maybe that's the difference. Other folios I've used have been just enough oversized to allow me to take some extra things along.
So while I would recommend this folio, I would let the buyer know that you can't expect to carry much inside of it.
July 5, 2014
Fantastic Organizational Tool
I purchased this folio to help me keep notes on and materials from my various students organized. It works perfectly. I can keep both full size pages and 3x5 cards (both of which I use extensively) at hand; it fits a great notebook that works fantastically with my fountain pens (fabulous, weighty paper). I have yet to try carrying my pens in the folio (I prefer to keep them in my purse) or to try sticking my tablet in it, but I think it would fit. The purple leather is rich and beautiful and luxurious.
July 3, 2014
This is THE padfolio to get!
No doubt it's expensive but I feel I'm getting my moneys worth. As a graduate student in a professional program, I wanted a polished way to carry around my essentials during my required summer internship but truth be told I think I'll be using this much longer than that. My padfolio is nicer than the ones carried by most of my bosses (executives in the healthcare setting)! I've been keeping my eye on this padfolio for about 18 months but really couldn't justify it until the new purple color became available and then I was sold. The purple color is beautiful though I thought it would be closer to eggplant but it's really probably 3-4 shades lighter than eggplant thus clearly more purple than black looking. The leather is supple and nice looking, wipes down easily. I would've liked to get it engraved but that will probably be something I will do at a later date. I like that it gives me somewhere I can put my phone, drivers license & debit card, and ipad in addition to the obvious pen, paper, and business cards. As someone who wears a lot of dresses in the office setting but is going from meeting to meeting its nice to be able to just leave my purse in the car and only carry this. Next I think I'll treat myself to a starter fountain pen.
June 12, 2014
Amazing, HIGH quality folio!
June 2, 2014
gift for grads
I purchased this as a graduation gift. Very useful and good looking.
May 22, 2014
Wife loves it
Got this for wife for Mother's Day and she absolutely loves it!
May 15, 2014